Episode 39 - A Chorus Line

Trying to get a straight, honest answer out of an actor is as difficult as spending an entire musical without actually singing a song. Alex and Julio join Michael Douglas in a cruel, grueling, enlightening journey through an 80s Broadway rehearsal as The Contrarians finish their tour of showbiz! Critics might have scoffed at this adaptation of the hit show,"A Chorus Line", but that's probably only because they were intimidated by Douglas' overpowering manliness and charisma. That was their loss because this movie has it all: dancing, songs, heartbreak, cool flashbacks and, goddammit, more dancing.

Also, on Real Talk: The Contrarians ask for your suggestions for an upcoming "Female Filmmakers Multi-parter!"

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Episode 38 - Bullets Over Broadway

The year was 1994 and Woody Allen decided it was time to be proactive about future competition. So he channelled every bit of Broadway-related bitterness he possessed and concocted a film dedicated to make aspiring artists run for the hills. Listen to Alex and Julio get the harshest come down from the joy that was the Entourage movie as they analyze an alleged master filmmaker spitting out an incredibly unpleasant alleged comedy! Who do you root for in this world of brutish criminals, spineless artists and sleazy performers? How can we ever enjoy a Broadway show again?

Also, in the nerdiest Real Talk so far, Alex whines about X-Men Apocalypse and Julio rolls his eyes (that starts around an hour and 34 minutes in).

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Episode 37 - Entourage

Boys just wanna have fun. And there's nothing wrong with that! Alex and Julio continue their journey through the highs and lows of show business by exploring the ENTOURAGE movie - also known as "THE PLAYER DONE RIGHT" - A compassionate look at what the PC police has taken to calling First World Problems or, even worse, White People Problems. Join us as we discuss how Vinnie, E, Drama, Turtle and Ari manage to be relatable to the everyman despite their wealth and success, because rich white people have feelings too!

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Christmas Bonus! - Reindeer Games

Merry Christmas! Alex and Julio's gift to you this year is their take on a twisty-turny tale of true love, kitschy casinos and hellish in-laws. John Frankenheimer goes Shyamalan on his final masterpiece as he makes you question EVERYTHING every ten minutes, kind of like when you spend the holidays with your family.

Plus: tasty nudity, a Lieutenant Dan reprise, Pepsi jokes and an exciting game of "IS IT WORSE THAN REINDEER GAMES?" during Real Talk!

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Episode 36 - The Player

Have you heard the one about the Hollywood exec who killed a writer? Of course you have - it's an urban legend among whiny pretentious screenwriters everywhere! Listen to Alex and Julio as they take on Robert Altman's hypocritical critique of the studio system that paid his bills! Discover why Tim Robbins can't really work as a leading man! Drown in a sea of gratuitous cameos! And try to figure out what might be the most awkward sex scene we've discussed on the show so far!

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Episode 35 - A Good Day To Die Hard

John McClane. More American than apple pie, baseball and gun-control debates. What happens when a daring filmmaker sends this American icon to wreak havoc on Mother Russia? Oh, just the best fifth entry in an action franchise EVER. Join Alex, Julio and special Aussie guest Chas Fisher (from the Draft Zero podcast) in our most international episode yet!

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Episode 34 - That Thing You Do!

How's it going, America? You look like you need some cheering up. You need something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo, something snappy. So join Alex and Julio as they recount the horrifying tale of four young adults (and their lady friend) who thought they could make it in music business, got swallowed and spit out by the corporate machine, and only Tom Hanks got to live to tell their story.

Also, keep an ear out for extra hilarity, given that this was recorded BEFORE the latest presidential election. So, you know, there are more than a few "There's no way Trump would ever get elected" moments.

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Episode 33 - Valley of the Dolls

You may not be aware of this, but women have it tough. And you know who has it worse than the average woman? A woman in show business. Join our horrified hosts as they take a tour of the VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, a place where your dreams become your undoing, where pill-popping is an important career choice, and where the only way to survive is to run for the hills. Oh, and where, if you're a guy, your screen time diminishes according to how decent you are.

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Episode 32 - It Follows

Remember when your parents tried to scare you away from sex by telling you horror stories that didn't make sense? IT FOLLOWS is the pretentious movie adaptation of that talk. Alex and Julio are joined once again by Eddie Strait (from episode 20!) as they try to figure out the logistics of supernatural STDs and recognize that the only scary thing in this film is the relentless friendzoning taking place.

Seriously, there have to be better ways to protect our youth, fellas. 

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